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  • DreamOn
    Club Member
    • Jan 2020
    • 51
    • Lancaster PA

    Going Crutchless....

    I have always done my baby back ribs with the crutch ... fearing they would dry out.
    Today I tried crutchless. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹. Iโ€™m not going back ๐Ÿ˜‚. I did 3-4 hours as before, 2 hours NOT crutched but I added a water pan to the smoker to prevent drying out then glazed at the end. Usually I have a chili/ ginger glaze thatโ€™s my go to but itโ€™s peach season and I just made a batch of peach BBQ sauce.
    Not dried out and better bark ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Mr. Bones
    Birthday Hat Master
    • Sep 2016
    • 9288
    • Kansas Territory
    • Grills / Smokers
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      Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
      Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
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      4 Pro Series cable extensions
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      BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
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    #2
    Way less hassle an mess, too...

    Welcome to Th Bark Side, Brother!!!
    Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 14, 2020, 05:40 PM. Reason: -e

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    • DreamOn
      Club Member
      • Jan 2020
      • 51
      • Lancaster PA

      #3
      family reactions ๐Ÿ˜‚
      โ€what did you do to these? They are better โ€œ
      โ€so much more bark on theseโ€
      child who doesnโ€™t like ribs had seconds
      โ€œbetter than the ones I had at Mission BBQ this weekโ€
      ๐Ÿ™‚
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      Last edited by DreamOn; August 14, 2020, 04:38 PM.

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      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Them look great, nicely done, amigo!

        I'd love to hear bout yer Peach BBQ sauce, sometime...
        Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 14, 2020, 04:59 PM. Reason: cap P

      • Stuey1515
        Stuey1515 commented
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        I'm with Mr. Bones, those ribs look great but how about some detail on the peach sauce mate
    • HawkerXP
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 5499
      • Virginia
      • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
        Thermopops
        Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
        Slo n Sear
        Cold beer

      #4
      Congrats!

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      • JimLinebarger
        Club Member
        • Jun 2017
        • 795
        • Spokane Valley, Wa.
        • Grills/Smokers
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          Weber Jumbo Joe
          Weber 22" Master-Touch Kettle
          Pit Barrel Cooker
          Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Series 36" Vertical Gas Smoker
          Traeger Timberline 850

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        #5
        After re-reading the title, I have been thinking about doing that just because I don't want a soggy bark, amongst other things. I have ended up over cooking most of the time while doing the 3-2-1 method. From what I have seen on the bbq shows, most restaurants do not wrap, competitions do.

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12703
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #6
          Congrats on a successful cook.

          And

          Goin' crutchless is better than going crotchless...

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          • JimLinebarger
            JimLinebarger commented
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            Reminds me of a Tom Petty song...

          • DreamOn
            DreamOn commented
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            ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        • Jfrosty27
          Club Member
          • Mar 2020
          • 726
          • Muskego, WI
          • Current cookers:
            Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
            Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
            Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
            Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
            Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
            SnS Deluxe
            Vortex
            The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
            Joule Sous Vide circulator

            Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
            Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

          #7
          I stopped wrapping years ago. Better bark, more smoke, less mess and hassle. Welcome to the โ€œno crutch clubโ€.

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          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            I stopped a few weeks ago too
            If I cook fresh packed wins no for sure
            Cryovaced is a different story I find they still need wrapping in some cases
        • Dewesq55
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          #8
          I have never wrapped pork ribs and have no desire to start.

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          • Jerod Broussard
            Jerod Broussard commented
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            I get aggravated just wrapping the ones I've chilled and sliced to deliver to folks.

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            Yuppers Jerod Broussard ; seems like a totally avoidable, tremendous PITA, at least to me,,, ;(
        • surfdog
          Club Member
          • Mar 2016
          • 1085
          • Sunny SoCal
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            Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center
            Weber Summit Platinum D6
            Blue Rhino Razor
            Dyna-Glo XL Premium Dual Chamber
            Camp Chef Somerset IV along with their Artisan Pizza Oven 90
            Anova WiFi

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            Thermapen Mk4 - ThermaQ High Temp Kit - ThermaQ Meathead Kit - ThermaQ WiFi - ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S - ThermoWorks Signals & Billows - ThermoPop -ThermoWorks ProNeedle - ThermoWorks TimeStick Trio x2 - and a Christopher Kimball timer - NO, I do not work for ThermoWorks...I just like their products.

            Other useful bits...
            KitchenAid 7-qt Pro Line stand mixer
            A Black & Decker food processor that I can't seem to murder
            A couple of immersion blenders, one a "consumer" model & the other a "high end" Italian thing. Yes, the Italian one is a bit better, but only marginally
            Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus 8-qt + accessories like egg-bite & egg holders
            All-Clad pots & pans, along with some cast iron...everything from 7" Skookie pans to 8.5qt Dutch ovens
            Weber GBS griddle, pizza stone, and wok
            Knives range from Mercer to F. Dick to "You spent how much for one knife? One knife?!" LOL

          #9
          I never wrap...never have. I didnโ€™t even know that was a thing until I started REALLY learning about outdoor cooking. By then I figured, โ€œIf it ainโ€™t broke...โ€

          And seeing that I was not alone in the no-crutch camp...I had no desire to try it.

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          • DreamOn
            Club Member
            • Jan 2020
            • 51
            • Lancaster PA

            #10
            For the Peach BBQ sauce requests
            Attached Files

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            • Mr. Bones
              Mr. Bones commented
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              Many Thanks, fer yer sharin that with us, Brother!
          • zzdocxx
            Club Member
            • Jun 2020
            • 144

            #11
            Originally posted by DreamOn View Post
            For the Peach BBQ sauce requests
            What is your technique for glazing ?

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            • DreamOn
              DreamOn commented
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              I brushed it on the last 45 min in the smoker

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